'Predicting technological progress' with Prof Doyne Farmer
Technological advancements are fundamental to our existence, and a major driver of economic growth. While technology is all around us, in many ways we understand the evolution of dinosaurs better than we understand the evolution of technology. Nonetheless, there are several intriguing laws for technological progress whose origins are not well understood. Professor Doyne Farmer, Director of the Complexity Economics Programme at The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School will show how these make it possible to predict the cost of future technologies and assess how accurate such predictions are. He will also consider ways of viewing the relationship between technologies in ecological terms, and show the insight this brings to economic growth.
Date: 10 March 2016, 17:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Doyne Farmer
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Caroline Corke (University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
Organiser contact email address: events@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
Host: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
Part of: Technology for tomorrow - the research shaping our future
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2266
Audience: Public
Editor: Caroline Corke